Issue 11.5 features eight essays, two review essays, two works of performance praxis, and three book reviews.

Issue 11.4 collects several contributions that all address performance and pedagogy. The first part contains two videos and four essays. The second part is a special section on Performance and Community Intervention, composed of essays and projects from the 2014 Patti Pace Performance Festival, which was held in Augusta Georgia.

Issue 11.3 is a special issue on Poetry in Public Spaces, edited by Cornelia Gräbner (Lancaster University) and Daniel F. Chamberlain (Queen's University, Canada). This issue brings together scholars from three continents (Europe, North America, and South America) who all address "the conditions and experiences through which poetry enters, inhabits, works, and struggles with and within local and global public spaces as well as the manner in which it is expelled from, marginalized within, or excluded from the same spaces."

Issue 11.2 is a general issue engaging topics as varied as race, ruins, sex dolls, photo albums, walking, the poetics of dance, real time film, social justice, and family. The issue has eight esssays, two videos, nine musical compositions, and four book reviews.

Issue 11.1 is a special issue on Digital Media, Sex, and Performance, edited by Amber Johnson. Essays and projects address the queer potential of the Westboro Baptist Church, DIY Porn, online gaming, experimental video, gender transitioning, using the Coatlicue state in the LGBTQ movement, online posing, and the web series Between Women.

Issue 10.3 & 10.4 is a double issue. One part is a special forum on "poetry worlds" edited by Jen Vernon. The six essays address various aspects of spoken word poetry in the US and UK, including conflicts among poetry communities, working class poetry, the commercialization of poetry slams, Nuyorican identity, and a youth poetry slam competition. The second part of this double issue includes six essays, which address performance themes like haunting, rupture, the ineffable, mathematics, viral video appropriation, and autoethnographic responsiveness.

Issue 10.2 is a general issue featuring essays, videos, book reviews, an intervention, and contributions to all three recurring series: the city, digital horizons, and perfomrnace & pedagogy. Topics include disability, transgender violence, architecture, obsolete technology, corporate space, cyborg phenomenology, queer Persian identity, corporate space, and the work and influence of the late Sharon Rosenberg.

Issue 10.1 is a special issue, guest edited by Garrett Lynch (University of South Wales) and Rea Dennis (Deakin University). The contributions to this issue have been compiled from the outcomes of the international conference Remote Encounters: Connecting Bodies, Collapsing Spaces and Temporal Ubiquity in Networked Performance held at the University of South Wales on the 11th and 12th of April 2013. The conference brought together artists and scholars with a joint interest in using networks as a means to enhance or create a wide variety of performance arts.

Liminalities is an open-access peer-reviewed journal for performance studies, theory and praxis. Our goal is to embrace the possibilities for presenting work in performance studies (broadly construed) by exploring and exploiting the "staging" potential of digital media. We publish essays, aesthetic works, digital media projects, artist pages, performance scripts, themed forums, documentaries, reviews, interviews, works about performance in urban environments, and works about pedagogy & performance. Follow the journal information link for information about submitting projects and essays to Liminalities.

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